Learn, Listen, Act: Promoting Reflexivity to Genocide of Indigenous Peoples
About the Conference
In light of the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report published in June 2015 regarding the cultural genocide of First Nations peoples, STAND is looking to reorient itself toward domestic issues related to genocide in addition to our international advocacy focus. This conference will convene STAND Canada’s national leadership on the UBC campus, hosted by our UBC Chapter, for a robust dialogue on STAND’s future in relation to genocide on this land that will engage multiple stakeholders.
The objectives for this conference are open-ended as we listen through consultations, meetings, and events in an effort to understand our responsibility as a Canadian anti-genocide advocacy organization. As a result of the topic of focus, we are excited to build relationships with external allies and local Indigenous groups that may be interested in teaching us and working with us.
For more information, please view our Conference Summary.
Get Involved with the Conference
The Conference will be held from 9am – 8pm in Vancouver on January 22, 23, and from 9am – 2pm on January 24. There is no cost for attending the Conference.
We have organized two events open to the public. Please join us for the following events:
- Finding Dawn : Documentary Screening & Discussion on Friday, January 22, 2016, from 5-8PM at the Global Lounge at UBC. Please visit our Facebook event for more information and to RSVP.
- Changing Through Listening: An Open Forum on Promoting Reflexivity to Genocide of Indigenous Peoples on Saturday, January 22, 2016 from 5-7PM at the Global Lounge at UBC. Please visit our Facebook event for more information and to RSVP.
If you are interested in attending but do not have a Facebook account or you are bringing a guest, please email us or RSVP through Eventbrite to the film screening and Open Forum. We would like to ensure that our events meet room capacity numbers.
For any questions, please email us.